Tool Tag Programming
It is the employer’s responsibility to adhere to legal requirements applicable to workplace health and safety and to determine vibration values that are representative of the actual vibration emissions over time.   Further detailed information is available on the HSE web site: or within ISO 5349-2. 
Commonly there are two sources of data to use for the purpose of calculating HAVs exposure points; 
  • the published Manufacturer’s data, or 
  • vibration measurements taken by a competent person in the workplace.
Measurement results can be highly variable, and manufacturer’s test methods may not represent the levels in the workplace.  In either case, the employer should assess the reasonableness of using such values, and the influence of factors such as variation over time, variation by specific task, variation by user, and correct maintenance of tools and accessories.


Lead Advisor for Amey and Hand Arm Vibration Guru - Colin Hogg MICE CMIOSH

“The HAVmeter system has been in use on several of our contracts throughout the UK for over 16 months and has made the capture of exposure data very easy and accurate, facilitating appropriate management of Hand Arm Vibration. The most significant improvement has been in the efficiency and ease with which we now report and monitor exposure to Hand Arm Vibration throughout the whole business. Accurate exposure reports can be generated in seconds giving us as much detail as we require both at contract and board level.”